Discovery & Exploration

Welcome to the Discovery and Exploration Community!

Whether you are unsure of your interests, undecided on which of your interests to pursue, or considering post-duke options, the Discovery and Exploration Community is for you!

Within this community you will have access to resources to guide you in becoming more self-aware, exploring careers and interests, designing your Duke experience to make it unique to your needs, and making decisions. Exploring can take on different forms including browsing online resources, connecting with Academic Advising to discuss majors and learn more about specific subjects of interest, utilizing office hours to connect with professors, meeting with career advisors to uncover or discuss your interests, and conducting career conversations with individuals in fields of interest.

Throughout this process of exploring, remember that as you grow and engage in different experiences, you will learn a lot about yourself! Don’t fret if you feel like you don’t have it all figured out right now (you don’t have to) or if you notice your interests shifting, you have support and resources available to support and encourage you!

From first year undergrad to nearing the end of your PhD program, join this community by personalizing your Hub and setting alerts to discover resources, career advice, job/internship opportunities, and events that will help you connect your skills to roles of interest!

 

 

 

The class of 2022 is being presented with the most open jobs in history. But they aren’t the jobs Gen Zers want.

“Recent hiring projections from the National Association of Colleges and Employers indicate that employers are planning to hire 31.6% more new graduates than last year. But there’s a potential mismatch between the jobs that new grads want and the ones that …

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Career Advisor, Discovery & Exploration Career Community
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Why People Who Build Smaller Networks Are More Successful, Backed by Science

“Research shows that people who build open networks earn higher salaries and get promoted more rapidly. They manage “balanced ties” across organizational lines to obtain information and influence impact. They network not just across functional lines, but also up and down …

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Career Advisor, Discovery & Exploration Career Community
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Read to Succeed: 14 Books to Jump-Start Your Professional Development

The summer is an opportune time to unwind from the demands of the academic year and make room for new opportunities and experiences to expand self-knowledge around future career possibilities. In addition to traditional means for occupational experimentation, reading up …

By Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him)
Kai Kelley Jr. (he/him) Career Advisor, Discovery & Exploration Career Community
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5 Tips to Make The Most of Your Summer

Congratulations, you made it to the summer! I hope during your first year you were able to adjust well in your environment, learn to navigate through some of your resources, and make new friends! As you are off to enjoy …

By Alicia Rhodes (she/hers)
Alicia Rhodes (she/hers) Assistant Director, Career Services
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Retail Industry: How I Learned About It and What I Learned About It

Written By Duke Alum Martha Grace Hagan

While attending the fall Career Fair my junior year, I noticed myself gravitating toward all the employer booths in the retail industry. I decided after leaving the fair I wanted (and needed) to …

By Alicia Rhodes (she/hers)
Alicia Rhodes (she/hers) Assistant Director, Career Services
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